CSO India Advisory Board


Rudra Murthy K G


Rudra Murthy is an accomplished IT and security evangelist with diversified leadership experience in strategizing, architecting and executing IT and information security services. He has diversified experience in Architecting and Engineering IT and Information security, GRC Management, Identity Management, Policy Management, Risk Management, Cyber Forensics, DLP Management, IT &Security audits, GAP analysis,  infrastructure management, Data Center Management and service delivery.

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Jamuna Swamy

Global Head - Cyber Security Resilience Practice, HEXAWARE TECHNOLOGIES

Jamuna Swamy is currently heading Cyber Security Resilience Practice at Hexaware Technologies. Prior to this she was Chief Information Security Officer, in the same organization. She had worked in various nationalized and private banks in India for 20 + years, having experience in Software Development, Information Systems audit, Information Security implementation.

Currently, she is Director – Special Interest Group (SIG) in the ISACA Chennai Chapter. She has recently been awarded “India‘s Top IT Security Influencers and Community Contributors” by the CISO Platform.

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Uday Deshpande

Head - Information Security, TATA MOTORS

Uday Deshpande is a dynamic leader with 20+ years of experience leading global information security programs, enterprise risk management and compliance projects. He is adept at information security strategy, has designed and implemented security architecture and secured information assets through innovative technologies.   
He has extensively worked in risk profiling, internet and intranet vulnerability assessment, network security architecture designing and deployment, application security review and consulting. His passions include   trekking, playing badminton, and travelling to less known places.

Mithilesh Singh

Mithilesh Singh

Director and Head–Technology Audit, IDFC BANK

Mithilesh Singh is an Information Security and Risk Management leader with two decades of global experience in BFSI, payments, telecommunication, technology, government and outsourcing industries. He has delivered multiple assignments on cybersecurity, payment technologies, IT security and risk management, etc. In his current role as Head - Technology Audit at IDFC Bank, he is responsible for setting up Risk Based Technology Audit and Governance Framework.   

He has been a very active member of professional bodies and is a regular speaker at various industry forums and conferences. He has been awarded Top100 CIO and Top100 CISO by various technology media groups. Mithilesh has advised the   Govt. of India on Data Privacy and Cyber Security Resiliency Framework.


Pavan Duggal

Advocate & Cyber Security Expert, PAVAN DUGGAL ASSOCIATES

Pavan Duggal, is the Founder & Chairman of International Commission on Cyber Security Law.  He is the president of Cyberlaws.Net and has been working in the pioneering area of cyber law, cyber security law and mobile law. While a practicing Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Pavan Duggal has made an immense impact with an international reputation as an expert and authority on cyber law, cyber security law and e-commerce law.  

Duggal has been acknowledged as One of the top 4 cyber lawyers around the world.  He has been associated with the Government Of India On Cyber Law And electronic   governance legal issues.  He  heads his niche law firm Pavan Duggal Associates. 


Niranjan Bal


With over 20 years of rich experience across IT and business functions as an end to end business IT enabler, a strategic contributor, CIO / CTO, a Project Management office technology and business visionary with executive and hands-on experience in automating multi-billion dollar, multinational enterprises through strategic enterprise management and IT lead business transformation and business excellence, Niranjan Bal has successfully executed numerous award winning IT Process and technology transitions, compliances, information security, compliances, IT planning and budgeting and strategic projects across industries in manufacturing, greenfield  smelter and power projects, technology for EPC contracting, infrastructure, retail, automotive and BFSI domain.


Siva Subramanian


Siva Subramanian is a well-rounded IT professional with rich senior management experience. He has gained this experience by working for organizations across the globe. At the same time, he has demonstrated abilities in building and running IT organizations. 

Currently, he is the Global Chief of Security for Bharti Airtel, where he is harmonizing different facets of telecom security like IT, network, regulatory and physical security functions to offer an integrated security front to combat emerging cyber threats.Moreover, he has held several sensitive roles,  such as CIO, CTO, Chief Architect and Project Director for large projects. 


Vishal Salvi

Cyber Security Expert

Vishal Salvi is CISO, Infosys. He has diverse experience in information security strategy, policy, risk management, architecture and information security program, IT Service delivery and governance. His profound understanding of IT, and business allowed him to build capabilities that have produced great value.

He joined HDFC bank in 2007 and laid razor sharp focus to overhaul the bank’s existing policy. He achieved 100 percent compliance to security policy among HDFC Bank’s   40,000+ employees and overhauled bank’s security policy design. Later, Vishal Salvi joined PwC in November 2014 as partner for Cyber-Security practice in India.

Dinesh Aggarwal

Dinesh Aggarwal

Vice President - IT & CISO, PAYU PAYMENTS

Dinesh Kumar Aggarwal is a security and technology leader having an experience of 14 + years leading information security and IT networks & systems spanning across industries such as ecommerce, IETS, software development and online payments.   He has been instrumental in setting up entire IT operations & security practice from grounds up for India’s no 1 payment provider Payu. 

 Aggarwal is one of the youngest CISOs of India. He has won several awards at national level for being among Indian’s TOP CISO and Indian’s most innovative CIO. He has also won international  awards at Nasper group of companies acting as a distinguished engineer enabling technology as business enabler.


Sivarama Krishnan

Partner - Cyber Security, PWC

Sivarama Krishnan is Partner with PwC India and leads the Cyber Security Practice , with over 190 information security resources reporting into him . He has over 18 years of experience in various roles for the company. He has worked extensively in the Financial Services, E-Governance, IT Security and Telecom domains.

Siva has led PwC’s Be-Trusted initiative on PKI for India. He has advised a number of Indian, MNC and Government clients on security and governance strategy, policy formation, product selections, security architecture and information life cycle management. Siva is a known authority in the cyber security domain in India speaking and publishing frequently on a number of security issues at various prestigious national and international forums.  Siva has advised the Govt of India on the Information Technology Act 2000. 

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Burgess Cooper

Partner Information & Cyber Security ERNST & YOUNG

Burgess Cooper is a Partner in Advisory Services team with a focus on information and cyber security in India. He has over 18 years of industry experience and over a decade of hands-on experience as a CISO responsible for information security, privacy and compliance across the telecom and BFSI sectors. His core competencies encompass information security strategy, policy and governance, security architecture, risk management, data privacy, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing and application security, third party due diligence reviews, IT security audits, security incident management, information security awareness and security benchmarking. He has previously worked as SVP and CISO with Vodafone India and AVP Information Security with HSBC.